More creative home learning!
It's lovely to see how engaged everyone is with our current topic and Noah and Ellie have been continuing their learning at home; Noah wrote a poem inspired by our learning in school and Ellie has used her artistic skills to make her own poppy. Well done!
Last week we visited Crucial Crew, where thee children learnt some important lessons about keeping safe and out of trouble (as they are now at the age of criminal responsibility!). We could not have been prouder of how the whole class participated and how well-mannered they were. Schools from all over South Yorkshire visit Crucial Crew every week and Acres Hill won school of the week because of their exemplary behaviour... WELL DONE YEAR 6 - you are all superstars!
Today we have been learning to identify whether a sentence is active or passive. We used our knowledge of the subject, object and verb to help us work out each sentence. Great collaboration skills, Year 6!
Demi has been working hard at home to produce this fantastic Remembrance wreath which is now proudly displayed in our classroom.
She also made such a great lantern for the Darnall Lantern Parade that she won an ice skating voucher and this fabulous pencil case full of goodies. Well done, Demi - keep up your hard work and fantastic attitude!
We have been classifying quadrilaterals by their properties, including angles, parallel sides, lines of symmetry and diagonals. Y6 showed some great collaboration skills when they worked together to sort the four-sided shapes!
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae
With Remembrance approaching, we are using the final week of this half term to study poetry and have begun by analysing the poem written by John McCrae, 'In Flanders Fields'. We unpicked some of the language and used dictionaries to help us identify some unfamiliar words and their meanings.
We have been learning about rationing and how people grew lots of their own vegetables to support the War effort. We made some carrot biscuits, which were actually surprisingly tasty! We then used this experience to enhance our procedural writing - our recipes are very well written and use questions and an informal tone to engage the reader!
More fantastic home learning!
Jack, Noah, Amy, Oliver and Olivia have all brought in some excellent pieces of creative home learning. It was lovely to see how many children went home and baked a war time recipe after we made carrot biscuits in class!
Shakira's fabulous home learning!
Well done, Shakira, for creating such a brilliant piece of home learning - making your very own gas mask!
We have been learning to write persuasive letters. We thought about how Bruno, the main character so far in our class text 'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas', would feel when he moved to the new house and hated it. We got into character and wrote letters to Father, trying to persuade him to return the family to Berlin.
In the build up to our final piece, we looked at some not-very-good examples and worked together to think about our learning so far, and how we might improve each letter. Some fantastic collaboration skills - well done, Y6!
In art, we are learning about the work of artist Henry Moore. Moore was recruited as an official war artist and produced his now famous drawings of people sheltering in the London Underground during the Blitz. We went out onto the playground to recreate what some of those scenes might have looked like and we discussed how those people might have felt. Great empathy skills, Y6!
Learning our spelling rules!
We learn a new spelling rule every week. This week we were learning to spell words with the endings '-tious' or '-cious'. Will you improve your spelling score next week? Keep practising your spellings at home!
What fantastic home learning!
Charlie has been busy cooking up a rationing recipe! Rationing was something which affected everyone during Wold War II, when food was limited and people had to be resourceful! Well done, Charlie, on your honey biscuits... I wonder how they tasted?
Well done Y6 on a fantastic first assembly! It was lovely to welcome many of our parents and carers in to share our learning so far. Please have a look at the PowerPoint below to see a little bit about the learning we shared.
What a fantastic day we had on Tuesday when The History Van came into school to provide us with a World War II experience day! We learnt so much ranging from rationing to 'make do and mend', Anderson shelters to Morse code! We made our own toys, dressed up and played board games from the 1930s! We learnt about why the War started and who was involved and even discovered exactly where in Sheffield was bombed during the Blitz - the area surrounding our school was badly affected!
The children's behaviour was absolutely fantastic - what a credit to Acres Hill you are! Well done Y6!
World War II Day! When The History Van came to visit...
The World At War - our learning journey!
Home Learning Menu September 2017
Welcome to Y6 Beech!
This year, your teachers are Mrs Kay, Ms Reynolds and Ms Cooper.
We have some very exciting learning planned this year, which will be driven through an in-depth study of a novel each term. In the autumn term we will be using The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and War Horse to explore our learning journey topic, 'The World At War.'
We are having The History Van in school on Tuesday 12th September to provide us with lots of interesting hooks to direct our learning.
Our PE days are Thursday and Friday - please make sure you have a full change of kit.
Y6 will be a busy and exciting year. If you have any questions, please come in to speak to any of the Y6 team, who will be happy to help in any way we can!
In May 2018, children in Year 6 will take the new style SATs papers first introduced in 2016. The tests in English and maths will reflect the new national curriculum, and are intended to be more rigorous.
The children will sit tests in:
- Spelling, punctuation and grammar
These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure your child's progress and the school's performance. Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.
Key Stage 2 Reading
The reading test will provisionally be a single paper with questions based on one 800-word text and two passages of 300 words. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.
There will be a selection of question types, including:
- Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’
- Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’
- Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’
- Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
- Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’
Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test will consist of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:
- Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’
- Constructed response, e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’ or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an apostrophe.’
Key Stage 2 maths
Children will sit three papers in maths:
- Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes (written)
- Papers 2 and 3: mathematical fluency, solving problems and reasoning, 40 minutes per paper
Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:
- Multiple choice
- True or false
- Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart
- Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem.
Home Learning and Sample SATS 2017
Children in Year 6 take national tests in reading, maths and GPS each summer. It is really important that your child is in school to take the tests.
Click below to find out more about the National Tests:
Example National Tests : Numerical Reasoning
ExampleNational Tests : Numerical Procedural Tests
Example National Tests : Reading Tests
Sample National Tests: Additional Reasoning Resources
More sample materials found:
Check this Link out it has everything you will need on your SATS Prep (including answers for parents!)
Spelling is important! Your child has a list of spellings to learn. Please practise these in their spellings book, using Look, Cover, Write, Check.